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Eatontown Looking to Acquire Running Track at Fort Monmouth

Officials say track would also be used by Memorial School

Eatontown officials have expressed their desire to acquire the running track at Fort Monmouth for the borough.

Councilman Dennis Connelly said the county was originally going to acquire the property, which is located off of Park Avenue, but is no longer interested.

Connelly said he envisions sharing the property with Memorial School so its students could use the track and field for sports.

"It's either going to be our property or an outside agency," Connelly said. "I think this should be a top priority."

"I agree with everything you said," Eatontown Mayor Gerald Tarantolo said.

Tarantolo said he is meeting with Eatontown School District Superintendent Scott T. McCue and Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority Executive Director Bruce Steadman to discuss the borough's interest in the property.

Tarantolo said a notice of interest for the property has been sent to FMERA on behalf of the Eatontown Board of Education and the borough.

dm2beach February 15, 2013 at 06:34 PM
Great idea hope it works out. No place to run in town. Thought the park on Grant would,allow running and walking but the rocks kinda blows it....this would be great.
dm2beach February 15, 2013 at 06:57 PM
I just want to add that I love the Grant St Park. Rocks and all!!!

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